The Achievement Academy allows the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to fulfill many of it’s mandated Guide Right.
Guide Right is a mandated program for the educational and occupational guidance of youth, primarily inspirational and informational in character. Its reach extends to high schools and colleges alike. In the latter, giving due attention to the needs of undergraduate Brothers. Conceived in 1922 by Leon W. Stewart, and suggested at the twelfth Grand Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Guide Right became the fraternity’s national service program. Jesse Jerome Peters, later to become the eighth Grand Polemarch, was chairman of the committee, during the administration of W.Ellis Stewart as Grand Polemarch. That insured adoption of the Program as the Fraternity’s National Service Project. The purposes of the Guide Right Service Program are to place the training, experience, and friendly interest of successful men, at the disposal of youth needing inspiration and counsel regarding their choice of a life’s career, while the community is made aware of the problems that may be encountered as these youth seek to realize lives of usefulness Guide Right encompasses many of our youth oriented programs such as mentoring, college preparatory programs, and tutoring. However, the Flagship Initiatives of the Guide Right Service Program are:
- The Kappa Leadership Development League,
- The Leadership Institute,
- The Undergraduate Leadership Institute
Undergraduate Leadership Institute
A highly structured and intense leadership experience designed to increase undergraduates’ capacity to lead in multiple contexts – in the fraternity, on campus, and/or in their communities. As an Undergraduate Leadership Institute participant, Brothers will:
- Learn ways to improve his chapter.
- Network and fellowship with fraternity leaders and undergraduate brothers.
- Understand and appreciate leadership styles similar to and different from his own.
- Engage in meaningful dialogue about the concept of leadership in the 21st century.
- Develop skills related to managing one’s “brand” and career.
- Learn about career opportunities in the field of their choice.
Healthy Kappas/Healthy Communities
The Healthy Kappas/Healthy Communities initiative is spearheaded by the fraternity’s National Health and Wellness Committee, led by Dr. Edward R. Scott, II, D.M.D.
To provide health and wellness information with measurement tools and metrics for our membership, their families and their surrounding communities; to educate them on ways to monitor their personal health status as well as to keep personal health as a priority.
In addition to providing venues for health care information and screening, and forums for discussion on current health-related issues, the Healthy Kappas/Healthy Communities initiative will provide ongoing communication on health and wellness issues through the use of web based digital media and other means. Members will also be encouraged to keep a Kappa Health Score Card that logs and records key health information for members and their families.
To underscore the significance of health and wellness is the fraternity’s day to day efforts; Kappa Alpha Psi’s Grand Polemarch and Senior Grand Vice Polemarch will continually lead by example and serve as chief spokespeople for the effort. To extend the reach, the Healthy Kappa’s / Healthy Communities